Here is V1: Link
What dashcam should I get?
Budget - BlueSkySea B1W, Viofo A119 series, Viofo A129 series, etc
Premium - Korean dashcams like Thinkware, Blackvue, etc
The above is capacitor based dashcams. I rarely will recommend battery based dashcams. Please read below.
Lithium Batteries VS Capacitors
Capacitors are preferred to be used in hot countries like in Malaysia as they are more resistant to heat and have a longer lifespan than lithium batteries.
They are also more expensive to implement. Capacitors lose its stored charge over time, after a few days it can completely drain, resetting all settings like the time and date. As well the battery life is measured in seconds, not minutes.
Batteries are cheaper to implement. They can hold a larger charge, around 5-10X more than capacitors which allows you to use your dashcam like an action cam.
Batteries have the worse reliability and many manufacturers will use low-quality batteries which fail sooner. Depending on the battery, it may swell or leak or worst case scenario - explodes.
Most China dashcams are using batteries inside.
Micro SD cards
The most tried and tested card is the Samsung Evo Plus (not the Evo+ as it is an older version)(Evo Select is actually an Evo Plus). Write speed varies on the card size: 32GB is 20MB/s write speed, 64GB is 60MB/s write speed and 128GB & above is 90MB/s write speed.
The new Sandisk Ultra A1 doesn't have the sudden death issue of the Sandisk Ultra.
High Endurance cards - Samsung Pro Endurance, Transcend High Endurance, Kingston Endurance (announced 1st April 2019), Sandisk High Endurance (2019 version).
But do take note that some dashcams are very sensitive and may have an error when used with a slow write speed of micro SD cards.
Where to install?
If you're the DIY type you can always follow some Youtube videos like the ones below and DIY. There are tons of installations videos on Youtube.
This is the easiest that I've used when I first installed my dashcam.
This will require some technical skills as there is a need to do hardwiring and cabling to the rear for the rear cam.
Or you can bring to a car accessories shop that you trust and get them to install for you.
Below are some authorized distributors/sellers/installers:
EA Autoworks - authorized Thinkware & Viofo seller & installer in Bukit Jalil. They are also selling iRoad dashcams if not mistaken.
Shorty5 - authorized Thinkware seller & installer in Klang.
WorldTech Auto Accessories - authorized Thinkware seller & installer in Penang.
Sicurez - authorized Thinkware & Viofo distributor & seller in Malaysia. They also install dashcams in their premium store in Sunway.
Blackvue MY - brought in by Zhapalang Motorsport
iRoad MY - authorized iRoad distributor & seller in Malaysia.
Dashcam reviews & more info can be found in: JWTech Reviews | LYN Reviews & Guides | CarCamCentral | Dashcamtalk forum
~Work in progress~
This post has been edited by blurjoey: Aug 28 2019, 10:28 AM